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  1. Ezun

    How Clear is TFP Clear? Let's See (Pics Please).

    Thank you. We went darker than most for sure. You can see the true color on the sun ledge and we’re super happy with it.
  2. Ezun

    How Clear is TFP Clear? Let's See (Pics Please).

    Been struggling to get a pick that doesn’t have shadows that mess up the look at how clear it is. Here’s one from this morning... you can see that the wind is making all kinds of ripples.
  3. Ezun

    Water not turning blue from green.

    @nityntiy, looks like you need to follow the SLAM process as Marty says. Need to get your FC up to 16 and hold it there until you pass OCLT. If you get it blue in the meantime but don’t follow the process you’ll be battling this all season.
  4. Ezun

    Cloudy water that won't clear up

    @Burk7030 watcha got goin on?
  5. Ezun

    Cloudy water that won't clear up

    If you check things out around here, you’ll see that flocculant can cause a number of issues and that Phosphates aren’t really a problem if you have your chemistry right, and this forum is the place to learn how to do that easily (though it may take a bit of patience). So - Welcome to TFP...
  6. Ezun

    Cloudy water that won't clear up

    Hey Burk, we need a bit more information. Can you let us know what type of pool you have and the size and fill that information out in your signature? Also, where did these test numbers come from? A pool store? Many times their machines are inaccurate for various reasons.
  7. Ezun

    Green pool not consuming chlorine during SLAM

    @rwm how‘s everything going? We’re like junkies and love to see/hear the process you’re going through so we can help.
  8. Ezun

    Newbie needs green pool help

    Keep up the SLAM, the process definitely works and will get it clear. You need to get your chlorine up to SLAM level and keep it there. make sure your filter is clean, many times this is the last element that people think about. Use the pool math app to determine what you need to bring your CYA...
  9. Ezun

    Swamp Fever

    Wow - amazing how clear it is!
  10. Ezun

    Rookie question

    That is crazy clear! Looks awesome.
  11. Ezun

    Rookie question

    Do we get to see a photo?
  12. Ezun

    Swamp Fever

    I bet cleaning that gunk out, pulling up the rocks and seeing what your vacuum picked up that you’re going to start seeing serious progress.
  13. Ezun

    CYA

    Ok, so I’m following all the recommendations here and it’s been a great way to keep my pool beautiful! I love following the threads where someone turns a green swamp into a TroubleFreePool clear pool! I noted in one of the threads that CYA also helps to protect the plumbing, pool surface...
  14. Ezun

    Help finding heat pump information

    Allen, The first year I just let everything run 24/7. Year 2 (last year) I started shutting things down for 3-4 hours at night, and that helped. Mid season I went to manually turning my HP on at about 9 or 10am every day which also helped (I might try to get this on a timer somehow - I do have...
  15. Ezun

    Help finding heat pump information

    That’s helpful. I’ll check it out, thank you. My personal bill to run my heat pump monthly is in the $300-$400 range and that seems insane to me. I need to do more homework on it. Also, 2 friends are building pools and I want to give them the most accurate information I can.
  16. Ezun

    Help finding heat pump information

    Hey all, I’ve been using TFP for a while now and I’m a supporter... About a year ago I was frustrated with the insane cost of running my heat pump and when I searched here I found some rather technical articles that clearly outlined when and why a heat pump can be more expensive than a gas...
  17. Ezun

    Trouble calculating amount of MA to add

    So I just tested again today and my borates appear to be closer to 50ppm. I struggle with the test strips ... at exactly 15 seconds, the strip appears to match the 50ppm color, about 5-10 seconds later it matches the 80ppm color. So, based on the instructions on the strips, I'm going to stick...
  18. Ezun

    Trouble calculating amount of MA to add

    Need a little help here from the experts on chemical additions. Bottom line question is that I don’t understand why the PoolMath app is miscalculating what to add to my pool. Here are my most recent numbers... ========================================== Pool...
  19. Ezun

    Pool size reverse calculation

    OK, so I just went through this using the TA method and I assume it worked. Looks like I'm about 5,000 gallons less than what my builder told me. To confirm that it's right, I'm going to start using the new data of 28,000 gallons vs 33,000 gallons to set up the app and calculate chemicals...
  20. Ezun

    Pink dust?

    Interesting thought for sure. And I used it again just before dropping in the CuLator, hoping it would help sequester the metals for elimination. Im hoping I don’t have any stray current running around. I haven’t found much that gives a real answer as to how to really identify and resolve it.
  21. Ezun

    Pink dust?

    Ok, not sure where to put this thread. I’ve posted about seeing pink dust on the chrome around my lights in some of my other threads, but it’s buried and I think pulling out to it’s own thread is a good idea while I try to figure out what’s going on. I pulled my lights today and took some...
  22. Ezun

    Taking the Plunge (literally and figuratively) with My Pea-Green Pool

    Keep it up, the process and procedures work, just gotta follow them. I talked to someone the other day who dumps shock into their pool after every pool party because they “feel like they need to”. I had to resist the urge to guide them down a better path, they were so **** bent on their process...
  23. Ezun

    Pool size reverse calculation

    This is all super helpful. I’m going to have to set up on day and do this. Maybe tomorrow - seems strange to say this will be a “fun” project.
  24. Ezun

    Taking the Plunge (literally and figuratively) with My Pea-Green Pool

    You’ll be super happy that you caught it and started your SLAM Quickly. This happened to me when my FC’s dropped below and when it started getting cloudy I immediately went to a SLAM and it recovered in just 2 days. Good luck, you’re definitely on the right road here. That small thing of...
  25. Ezun

    Pool size reverse calculation

    So here’s my thought and a question: I’ve been trying to determine my exact pool size (my pool builder just doesn’t think it’s important so I never get a solid answer). They’ve said it’s around 33k. BUT, when I add acid to bring down my PH, it seems to WAY overshoot. Granted, I haven’t been...
  26. Ezun

    Taking the Plunge (literally and figuratively) with My Pea-Green Pool

    Hey @cooltouch, great details and I see there’s a lot of learning and sharing. At the risk of stating the obvious, a few things that I noticed maybe weren’t perfectly clear. Feel free to disregard if they were clear. #1 - I was going to link to this on the site here but can’t remember where I...
  27. Ezun

    TFP Clear

    You have to take it of Something IN THE WATER. :). thats amazing, looks like the steps are sitting out on a patio.
  28. Ezun

    TFP Clear

    Beautiful! That ball looks like it’s balancing on the wire.
  29. Ezun

    TFP Clear

    Yessir, that was next on my list and is now complete as well (Gold Supporter). It is, of course, a joy at this point. Knowing that even with the donation to TFP I’ve still saved hundreds this year alone after seeing people who have spent $900+ just trying to get their pool clear for that first...
  30. Ezun

    TFP Clear

    Ive only owned my pool since last summer, I’ve been a huge fan of this site for the better part of a year and I love and have paid for the upgrade in the PoolMath app. I’ve even used my learnings to help other people who have owned pools for years get their pool care in order. I remember not...